Centennial Barn Project

Do you own a barn that’s been around 100 or more years? Consider completing a  a Centennial Barn application.

Even if you don’t know the exact year your barn was built or its complete history, you may still be eligible. The $80 fee includes the cost of processing the application and the sign. What a bargain! Join the many McLean County barn owners who celebrate local farm heritage by proudly displaying this durable, handsome sign. What are you waiting for?

With the current owner’s permission, historical information on their Centennial Barn will be placed in the Barn Keepers Collection, McLean County Museum of History archives, Bloomington.

For more information about the project and the application please download the Centennial Barn application.

Illinois Centennial Barn logo

If approved, barn owners receive a 20-by-20-inch reflective metal sign to proudly display on the outside of the barn.


Ron Ropp, Barn Keepers president, stands in front of his Centennial Barn sign on his Dry Grove Township, McLean County farm.
This map indicates how many Centennial Barns are in each township